Wow! Warmer weather, an England win and I'm managing (just) to meet my various deadlines!! Woo hoo!!
So, another challenge entry - this time it's for Linda Ledbetter's Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities 2; Tissue Wrap Flowers, which this week is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie's Boutique.
This began with a revisit of Sue Carrington's stamping technique (uber talented crafter) posted on the Frilly and Funkie blog (on a smaller scale/tag) . I used Archival black ink and white acrylic paint as my resist medium (a Creative Expressions stamp from their Christmas flower set). This was covered with a mix of Wild Honey DI and gold ink; I dabbed off the excess with a damp cloth to reveal the lighter image.
At this point I deliberated about whether to add some script stamping, but decided against it as the tag was small and I wanted the flower to be the focus.
I made the flower following TH's instructions in the CC2 - no tissue wrap available, so greaseproof paper came out of the kitchen cupboard!! Needs must you know?! I coloured a couple of the layers with Wild Honey and used black ink and the same stamp on the other layers. Having scrunched it I added tiny gold beads with Golden CS pearlescent PVA. Finally some wool scraps added a touch of interest.
The tag was finished with some cotton lace (from my stash) a HOTP sentiment on textured gold card and some faux pearls using the Golden CS pearlescent PVA again. Now I will say the flower took some fiddling with, especially as I made mine slightly smaller to fit the tag dimensions, but it was worth it.
I'm going to head off now - policy documents to rewrite and other exciting life stuff to do. Promise I will make my rounds of everyone's blogs tonight to catch up on your wonderful crafty worlds. I really appreciate the comments I get and it is important to return that compliment wherever possible so you'll be hearing from me later no doubt!! Have a lovely day whether it be summer or winter for you. Hugs, Buttons x